Lightning McQueen sets out to prove to a new generation of racers that he's still the best race car in the world. Cars 3 is the 2nd sequel to the Cars Franchise and this time it's more grounded than it's predecessor because Cars 2 is often described as one of Pixar's and Disney's Worst Films but in my opinion it wasn't that bad i enjoyed the fact that Mater was the main star of that film but the Spy stuff did get a bit out of hand sometimes. Now Cars 3 on the other hand it goes back to the roots of the original 2006 Cars film you have the gang back together Lightning, Mater, Luigi, Sally, Guido, Mack and pretty much everyone returns for the sequel and somehow they even brought back the legendary Doc Hudson who was voiced by the late Paul Newman and even after his death and mostly threw flashbacks Hudson provides some of the most touching moments of the film which is one of the best things about Cars 3, the animation is stunning and beautiful looking and the performances from both the old and new Cast are quite good especially the character of Cruz Ramirez was my favorite part of the film. Now where the movie kinda struggles is within it's Drama and as much as i might chuckle sometimes with the humor or even say 'hell yeah' when the action hits i wanted to feel something the same something that i felt when i watched Toy Story 3 and unfortunately that doesn't happen with Cars 3 and even tho i did shed a tear in 2 scenes it didn't affect me as much as i wanted to and that bothered me a lot to be honest because McQueen is now older and he is closer to retirement and that should be dramatic and i feel that the writers didn't try as much as they could and should, also even tho the movie is 1 hour and 49 minutes i feel that some stuff go by pretty quick like the feud with Jackson Storm and Lightning McQueen was pretty quick and Storm doesn't get enough screen time in order to become a complete villain, the drama as i said goes by pretty damn quick and the training that McQueen does at the end it all goes for nothing because of the plot twist that happens in the end. I might sound like i hated Cars 3 but i really did not because i did have fun with it and i did enjoyed the performances, the animation, the Rocky III- IV-V and Creed inspired storyline and even the soundtrack was pretty damn good and even tho it's a better sequel than Cars 2 it just doesn't reach the excitement, the fun and the drama of the first film but it's still a movie that i think that both Kids and their Parents will enjoy and do yourself a favor: DO NOT LISTEN TO THE CRITICS when it comes to this particular Franchise because if you enjoyed the first 2 films you're definitely going to enjoy this one too but if you hated both Cars and Cars 2 you're definitely going to hate Cars 3. (A-)
Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers, the legendary Lightning McQueen is suddenly pushed out of the sport he loves. To get back in the game, he will need the help of an eager young race technician with her own plan to win, inspiration from the late Fabulous Hudson Hornet, and a few unexpected turns. Proving that #95 isn't through yet will test the heart of a champion on Piston Cup Racing’s biggest stage!